We place long lasting, beautiful tooth-colored composite fillings
Areas of decay, or “cavities” that develop need to be treated as soon as possible once they extend into the dentin of the tooth. To do this, our dentists will remove the extent of decay and place a dental filling. But not all fillings are created equal! Our amazing dentists, Dr. Robert Gemmell and Dr. Ty Jaros encourage patients to learn about the many benefits of composite fillings.
What is a composite filling?
A composite filling is a natural looking filling used to treat an area of decay. It fills the decayed area of the tooth and seals it off to avoid the entrance of bacteria inside the tooth’s structure. If a filling is not sealing the tooth properly, it can lead to an infection and the need for specific treatments such as root canal therapy or even permanent extraction and replacement.
What are composite fillings made of?
Composite fillings used at Distinctive Dentistry are made of a resin material. This material is tooth-colored, which means that it can be difficult to distinguish from the tooth’s natural structure once placed. Our resin that our composite fillings are made from a very biocompatible material that can last for many years.
Are composite fillings strong?
Absolutely! Composite resin fillings are strong, durable, and provide restored function to a tooth that has been affected by cavities.
What are the benefits of composite fillings?
Dr. Gemmell and Dr. Jaros encourage patients to ask about the advantages of using composite fillings to help restore their teeth and smile. Below are just a few of the benefits these restorations provide:
- Composite fillings are tooth-colored, allowing them to restore the tooth without being noticeable to others.
- Composite fillings seal off a tooth and do not expand or contract with temperature changes, helping to reduce the risk of bacteria entering the tooth.
- Composite fillings are affordable for many of our patients with or without dental insurance.
- Composite fillings are extremely safe and biocompatible.
How do I learn more about composite dental fillings?
Anyone in or around the Eugene, OR area that are ready to speak to a dental professional about using composite resin fillings for areas of decay are encouraged to book a consultation visit with Dr. Robert Gemmell and Dr. Ty Jaros of Distinctive Dentistry. The office is located at 1775 River Road and can be reached by calling (541) 255-1287.